Okay, I said I'd announce my next show here on the site once the details had firmed up a bit more. And while not everything is quite firm yet (thus giving me more opportunities to announce stuff as it comes in!) enough is done that I'm good to go.
Up next... I will be directing a new show for Anne and my production company, elsewhere, this will be our second show (after last season's volume of smoke) and we couldn't be more excited. What is it, you ask?
Well, sir/madam, our next project will be a new play called Atheist Viagra written by none other than Rapid Response Team co-producer and frequent collaborator Dan Trujillo. The play will feature two of my favorite actors, coworkers and friends, Abe Goldfarb (whose awesome talent is well on display in Hostage Song right now at the Kraine) and Daryl Lathon (who can be seen or heard in his recurring performances with the Rapid Response Team and was also in both volume of smoke and In Public).
In addition to this, it will be costumed by Sydney Maresca, who costumed both The Amulet and volume of smoke and is also the costume designer for The Debate Society, and will have lights designed by Sabrina Braswell, who has lit most of my shows (as well as many iterations of The Pumpkin Pie Show)!
And on top of all of this, the blogosphere's own Jaime Green will be helping to produce the thing!
So what is the awesome new play that has all of these people revved up?
Well.. In this provocative comic play by award winning writer Dan Trujillo, a trio of perfomers tells the audience an amazing tale: a local atheist recently attempted to prove that God does not exist by stealing a baby Jesus from a nativity scene, unleashing a series of miracles that prove the existence of the Christian God he denies. But did any of this really happen? And do the performers even believe the story they're enacting?
Atheist Viagra: An Unfair Vaudeville plays three-card monte with the audience. One card holds the truth (honest!), but can the audience find it in a game rigged with entertaining distractions of songs, soft-shoes and comedy? Featuring Mole people, black market Viagra salesmen, speaking in tongues, tasteless caricatures and more twists than a roller coaster, Atheist Viagra is the dark comedy that questions everything, including itself.
I am really, really looking forward to this project. It combines some of my favorite people to work with with a topic (secular humanism) near and dear to my heart. And it is funny, precise, savage and dramatically inventive. And it has dick jokes. Many, many dick jokes.
We will be performing this lump of awesomeness for a very limited run (6 performances only!) at Under St. Mark's. Thurs-Sat. June 12-21st, 8PM!
Dan and I have also decided to create a process blog at http://atheistviagra.blogspot.com which will chronicle our thoughts about the play and the issues it raises and, if i can get the designers to agree, the design process and, if i can get the actors to agree, the rehearsal process! Awesome.
So unbelievably stoked about all of this.